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Women’s History Month

ExperienceCacky Rhoades, Gap Inc.’s Social Shopping AdvisorComment

Since starting my career, it’s always been important for me to work in a place with female leaders that I can look up to. That’s why I’m proud to work at Gap Inc. - a company where so many women have played a prominent role since our founding over forty years ago.

Doris Fisher, our co-founder, was the company’s first merchant.  Over the years, other women have held significant leadership roles, including our current CFO, Sabrina Simmons, and board members, Katherine Tsang and Bella Goren.

While we have a lot of “female power” to celebrate all year round, during Women’s History Month, it’s exciting to call out two of our female execs who are being given special recognition for their work.

Michelle Banks, Gap Inc.’s EVP and General Counsel, was recently recognized as a Diversity Champion Winner, by the San Francisco Business Times, for her efforts to promote diversity at Gap Inc. Since joining us in 1999, Michelle has encouraged her team to volunteer more and as a result, many of Gap Inc.’s attorneys operate as a pro bono legal team for local nonprofits.

Tonight, Eva Sage-Gavin, Gap Inc.’s EVP of Global Human Resources & Corporate Affairs, will be recognized with a Groat Award from Cornell University’s School of Industrial Labor Relations for her achievements in labor relations and HR. Eva is responsible for Gap Inc.’s Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program, which provides life skills and technical training for female garment workers. (Eva also talks about her passion and involvement in education initiatives in this video.)

Congratulations, Michelle and Eva! – And thank you to all of our female leaders that inspire me and so many others at Gap Inc. every day.